Judges Instructions

On behalf of the Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar Committee, we wish to express appreciation to you for accepting our invitation to be a judge at the Forty-Third Annual Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar Awards Competition.

Before the Event

You should see an email from sterlingdmccore.com inviting you to create your account to the judging portal on March 16th. This will allow you to start reviewing and coring the student portfolios. You may print them off, but please shred them or bring them the day of judging.
Please take some time to review and preliminary scores, these can be changed later if you wish.
Please be sure to log in to the portfolio here before the event to make sure there are no technical difficulties.

Day of the Event

Instruction and orientation for the judges will be in the Sterling Church Auditorium in the Sharwan Smith Center on the Campus of Southern Utah University, 351 West University Boulevard on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
The day’s activities have been scheduled very closely, and time is an important factor in making these events a success.

10:00 AM-Support and CheckinOPTIONAL
We will have people there to help get your devices (iPads, computers or Chromebooks) connected to the internet and allow you time to review portfolios and visit with the other judges. If you have already reviewed your portfolios and are comfortable using the system, this time is optional.

10:30 AM-Mandatory Orientation in the Church Auditorium
We will start the mandatory orientation at 10:30 AM with all judges, so please be prompt. Following the orientation, we will have people there to help get your devices (iPads, computers or Chromebooks) connected to the internet.

11:15 AM Lunch
We will be serving boxed lunches from Jimmy Johns, judges may eat in the ballroom, upstairs in the Starlight Room or their interview room.

12:00 PM-Interviews Begin
Interviews will begin at 12:00. Each interview has been scheduled for (10) ten-minutes, with a (5) five-minute interval for review and evaluation.

The Awards Program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the America First Events Center (Centrum). You are cordially invited to attend this events.

In order to follow COVID19 guidelines, seating is limited and will be assigned. Please contact Selene if you would like a ticket to attend.
Due to the COVID19 Pandemic we will NOT be hosting a banquet this year

If you need further clarification or have any questions, please feel free to call Selene at (435) 586-2865 or email at selene@sedck12.org
If you need any technical help. please contact Chris at chris@sedck12.org
Again, thank you for your assistance with the Sterling Scholar Program.